The Redmi Note 9 series has been one of the highlights for Xiaomi this year, getting a lot of love from customers all around the globe. For the budget-thrivers, there is the Redmi Note 9, coming at an affordable price point of Rs. 22,999. For those willing to drop a bit more cash, the Pro variant had them covered. Coming in at a price tag of Rs. 29,999, the Redmi Note 9 Pro did check a lot of boxes, but for those wanting more, there wasn’t anything to scratch the itch. However, with the fresh release of the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max, these Redmi fans might finally rest easy. In this article, we talk about the official launch of the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max, availability, and the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max price in Nepal
Redmi Note 9 Pro Max: Pro Cameras, Max Performance
The Redmi Note 9 Pro Max is the high-end variant of Redmi’s widely loved Note 9 series. Let us dive into the phone itself, before talking about the price and availability.
Design and Display:
The Redmi Note 9 Pro Max features Redmi’s new signature Aura Balance Design. The screen comes in at a large 6.67-inches (measured diagonally). The FullHD+ DotDisplay looks clean, with a tiny notch in the top-center of the screen for the camera. Protected under the loving care of Gorilla Glass 5 on both front and rear, the display is an IPS LCD capacitative touchscreen. This is a bit of a bummer since it means the color quality won’t be as deep as on an AMOLED screen.
On the rear, we have a rectangular panel that houses the phone’s powerful cameras. With Gorilla glass protection, symmetrical camera panel, glossy finish, and clean gradient colors, the rear looks precisely as neat as the front.
On the side, we have the volume rocker and power button. Both of them are on the same side and feel snappy when clicked. The side is curved slightly, which we assume is to prevent damage on the drop to the fingerprint sensor, which of course is placed on the side in this device.
Look and design-wise, the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max is almost identical to the Redmi Note 9 Pro. All the differences lie in the cameras, hardware, and fast-charging wattage. Read our full article on the Redmi Note 9.
The Redmi Note 9 Pro Max cameras are like the Redmi Note 9 Pro cameras on steroids. The rectangular camera panel on the rear houses a quad-camera setup with a 64MP primary snapper, 8MP Ultra-wide lens, 5MP macro lens, and a 2MP depth sensor.
The Ultra-wide lens comes with a 109-degree field-of-view. The macro lens captures some amazingly detailed close-up shots, much on par with the best macro-lens cameras available on flagship phones. The depth sensor did a tremendously great job as well and paired with Redmi’s intelligent AI-camera technology, and it produces some stunning portrait images.
The 64MP primary lens is the hero of the show. More Megapixels doesn’t mean better pictures, or better details or clarity, even. But with the hardware packed in the Note 9 Pro Max and the intelligent optimization software, Redmi promises higher quality shots than many of the other cameras showcasing a 64MP primary camera, like the POCO X2 or Realme 6 series.
On the front, we have the 32MP In-Display selfie camera. It sits nice and tight on the little punch-holed notch and produces some stunning clicks. The selfies are pretty well detailed, and the colors look pretty natural: not too bright or harsh. Equipped with night-selfie mode, the front camera is a powerhouse that promises cute and crisp selfies at any time of the day.
Hardware and Performance:
The Redmi Note 9 Pro Max is a beast when it comes to hardware. The hardware on the Pro was already pretty nice for the price point, but the Pro Max variant takes it a step further. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G (8nm) chipset powering this powerhouse promises elite-level performance. The beastly Adreno 618 GPU that powers the graphics makes sure that most games, even the heavy ones, run with relative ease. Games like PUBG run without a lot of lag.
Courtesy of the powerful Octa-core Kryo (Gold and Silver) CPU, app-switching, and general usage and performance is pretty smooth as well.
The phone comes with the same 5020mAh battery as in the Pro and Normal variant, but the fast-charging is where the Pro Max sets itself apart. Equipped with a fast fast-charger (that comes in the box!), the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max supports 33W fast charging. This is much better than what is offered in other phones in this price range.
The phone boasts 20.5 days of stand-by time, 210 hours of continuous music playback, 29 hours of non-stop VoLTE call-time and best of all, 11 hours of break-free PUBG gaming. Definitely a plus point for those that like to enjoy long gaming sessions without having to worry about battery life all the time.
Redmi Note 9 Pro Max Full Specs:
|Release Date||2020, May 12|
|Display||6.67″ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Rear Cameras||64 MP, f/1.9, 26mm (wide), 1/1.72″, 0.8µm, PDAF|
8 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
5 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
with LED flash, HDR, panorama;
video [email protected], [email protected]/60/120fps, [email protected], gyro-EIS
|Selfie Camera||32 MP, (wide), 1/2.8″, 0.8µm|
with HDR, panorama; video [email protected]
|Chipset||Qualcomm SM7125 Snapdragon 720G (8 nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (2×2.3 GHz Kryo 465 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 465 Silver)|
|Internal Memory||64GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM|
with dedicated microSD slot
|OS||Android 10, MIUI 11|
|SIM Slot||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Po 5020 mAh battery|
Fast charging 33W, 50% in 30 min (advertised)
|Sensors||Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Color and Build||Aurora Blue, Glacier White, Interstellar Black|
Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5), plastic frame
Water-repellent coating on body
Also read: Xiaomi Mobile Price in Nepal [UPDATED: August 2020]
Price and Availability: Is it worth it?
When the rumors of Redmi Note 9 Pro Max release first caught fire, there was one big concern: will it be worth it? Sure, the Pro Max was great, but will an overpriced price-tag kill the buzz? Will fans be left stranded in an ocean of “I’d buy it in a second but this is just so pricey!”?
Luckily for all, the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max comes at a pretty competitive price point, one that is quite a surprise considering the recent lockdown and sudden price-raises. The Redmi Note 9 Pro Max comes in at a price of NPR 31,999 for the 6GB+128GB variant, and NPR 34,999 for the 8GB+128GB variant. This is not that much pricier than its launch price in India, and definitely not very overpriced as many feared at all.
The phone comes in three shades: Interstellar Black, Aurora Blue, and Glacier White. The phone will be available for purchase across all Authorized Mi Stores, retail partners, and online channels.